“Jesus wept” (Greek: ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, edákrysen o Iesoús lit.
“Jesus shed tears”) is a phrase famous for being the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible, as well as many other versions.
It is not the shortest in the original languages.
It is found in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35.
What is the second shortest verse in the Bible?
The shortest verse in the Bible is found in John 11:35, it simply says, “Jesus wept.” It was Jesus’ emotional response as he stood at the tomb of Lazarus. The verse above would be then the second shortest verse with three words.
What is the shortest and longest verse in the Bible?
Psalm 117, the shortest chapter, is also the middle chapter of the Bible, being the 595th Chapter. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible.
What is the shortest verse in the book of Matthew?
Granted, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in English.
What are the best Bible verses to memorize?
Top 10 Bible Verses for Your Family to Memorize
- Joshua 24:15b – “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
- Ephesians 4:32 – “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
- Luke 6:31 – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”